Menu - Upper Menu

Languages:
AlbanianBulgarianCatalanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFrenchFinnishGalicianGermanGreekHungarianItalianLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMaltesePolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbianSlovakSloveneSpanishSwedishTurkishUkrainian
Syndicate content
» English, Biology

English, Biology

Homo sapiens – an endangered species?

image

This year has been proclaimed the International Year of Biodiversity. During 2010, governments will seek to reach agreement on a new biodiversity target, to be decided at the Nagoya summit in October. Will this enable us to save not only whales and tigers, but also our own species? Marlene Rau investigates.

The microbial fuel cell: electricity from yeast

We all know that yeast is used to produce beer and bread – but electricity? Dean Madden from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education, University of Reading, UK, shows how it works.

Why Evolution is True

By Jerry A. Coyne

Reviewed by Bernhard Haubold, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany

Natural selection at the molecular level

We know that particular genetic sequences can help us to survive in our environment – this is the basis of evolution. But demonstrating which genetic sequences are beneficial and how they help us to survive is not easy – especially in wild populations. Jarek Bryk describes some relevant recent research.

Biodiversity: a look back at 2009

In celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, Matt Kaplan takes us on a whirlwind tour through the previous year’s most inspiring discoveries of biodiversity.

Getting ahead in evolution

Lucy Patterson talks to Èlia Benito Gutierrez, from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, about how Èlia’s favourite animal, amphioxus, could be the key to understanding the evolution of vertebrates.

Virtual reality: the Haptic Cow

With the help of former vet, Sarah Baillie, Vienna Leigh takes us on a virtual reality trip – deep into a cow’s insides!

Getting a grip on genetic diseases

Sabine Hentze and Martina Muckenthaler tell Lucy Patterson about their work – detecting genetic diseases and counselling potentially affected patients.

Winning an Oscar in immunology

Have you ever wondered what it is that scientists get so excited about? Ana de Barros from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal, shares with us the excitement of researching the immune system.

Folic acid: why school students need to know about it

Eleanor Hayes, Holger Maul and Nele Freerksen investigate why folic acid is an essential component of your students’ diet – now and for a future healthy family.

Syndicate content


Return to top of page

Support the print journal

Learn more

Menu - My Account

Science in School e-newsletter